Definition of song sparrow in English:

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song sparrow


A sparrowlike North American bird related to the buntings, noted for its constant and characteristic song.
  • Melospiza melodia, family Emberizidae (subfamily Emberizinae).
Example sentences
  • He describes flight behavior, feathers, and other detailed characteristics of birds such as the song sparrow, shown here.
  • Our most common year-around sparrow is the song sparrow.
  • The thistle feeder is dominated by goldfinches, although an occasional house finch or song sparrow sneaks a snack.

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Syllabification: song spar·row

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